Do you think hijab oppresses women?

Posted by: Dilara

If it's her choice to wear it.

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TheMarquis says2015-04-12T19:57:41.6348844-05:00
Forcing a woman to wear it is definitely oppression. I firmly believe that there are women in the world who prefer wearing it.
reece says2015-04-12T20:29:46.6578656-05:00
@tajshar2k In many middle eastern countries women aren't allowed to drive. Or were you just joking?
briantheliberal says2015-04-12T20:30:42.2168906-05:00
Reece, you do have a point about the slavery and oppression thing.
tajshar2k says2015-04-12T20:32:14.7117422-05:00
It was a joke LOL. But even here, its quite dangerous if you can't see. Im sure none of them can see their side mirrors.
Stefy says2015-04-12T21:39:26.0174156-05:00
If they are forced to yeah but most arent. The origin of the hijab is actually a revellion against the ancient traditional sexist societies. Islam was revolutionary in that it explicitly declared men and women spiritual and intellectual equals. At the time the purpose of a hijab was to tell people basically "Im not an object. Ficus on my brain and not on my looks." You could argue that it is outdated but most Muslims in the workd see it as a valuble part if their cultural identity and want to wear it. Especially in the US where Muslims face duscrimination, many Muslim girls i know see it as a symbol of pride for their culture and are offended when you try to make them conform to western ideas of what a wiman should have or not have in her head. Leave her alone and ket her make her own decision and quit having pointless arguments about what she should do. If you really respected woman youd leave them to make their own choice and not critisize them for it.
Renegader says2015-04-12T22:13:52.6525138-05:00
No it is oppression because even though women may "choose" to wear one, the only reason is because they grew up with it being ingrained into their culture. It is what their mothers, and their mothers wore, so they will wear it as well.
Dilara says2015-04-12T22:54:44.7357155-05:00
I'm muslim and i choose not to wear it. I respect those who do because they want attention on their character and not their bodies.
reece says2015-04-13T02:03:20.2493144-05:00
@Dilara firstly your character includes your body. Secondly people that are distracted away from your mentality and only focuses on your somatic aren't worth socializing with. Hiding part of yourself so the other part shines through for the scum is a horrible life to live.
Stefy says2015-04-13T05:55:31.4279239-05:00
Again reece if you really respected women youd trust they arenintellegent enough to form their own opinions and make a decision about their body on their own. Its part of their culture and the Muslim families i know stress giving their daughters that choice.
reece says2015-04-13T09:33:15.8719012-05:00
@Stefy I'm aloud to give my opinion, right?
reece says2015-04-13T09:33:58.6928032-05:00
Renegader says2015-04-13T09:34:08.3419975-05:00
That is not his point. He is saying that their judgement comes from ancient flawed perspectives of women, where men objectify a women, so they need them to cover up for their own sake.
reece says2015-04-13T09:40:15.5947388-05:00
@Renegader who are you replying to?
Renegader says2015-04-13T09:42:30.0164674-05:00
Stefy, I'm agreeing with you
Renegader says2015-04-13T09:43:06.5301824-05:00
I am agreeing with you reece lol check the votes
reece says2015-04-13T09:48:44.5298870-05:00
@Renegader lol k.
Roodvlees says2015-04-13T09:59:50.0115699-05:00
Religious used to force western women to wear head scarfs, good thing they were forced to give up those beliefs.
Dilara says2015-04-13T19:47:06.3908275-05:00
Mormons sometimes wear certain "Mormon" clothes, jewish men wear yarmakas or heavy coats and big hats, jewish women sometimes cover their hair... Why is it only "oppression" when muslim women do it?. The point of hijab is that people won't judge you for your looks but for your actions. I am muslim and I choose not to wear it because I feel ok with showing skin. But I understand why some people don't.
reece says2015-04-13T23:36:58.8499828-05:00
@Dilara Would you agree indoctrination is worse is Islam?
Dilara says2015-04-16T19:04:35.5960841-05:00
Reece. Not necessarily. In the bible it says to stone people to death is they work on a Sunday and it says eating shellfish is an abomination. There are horrible things in all religious books.
reece says2015-04-16T20:07:19.5928937-05:00
@Dilara Christians don't get indoctrinated to carry out them. But anyway i was meaning the amount of people that get indoctrinated.

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